Cape Charles Museum

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–  Cape Charles Museum

Cape Charles Museum

The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center opened in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas. It is the hope of the Cape Charles Historical Society that inspiration from the richness of its past will help guide Cape Charles’ renewal and growth.
1 – Huntington Farm – Great Gathering Place – 2 Miles

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Huntington Farm – Great Gathering Place

Huntington Farm is a fantastic 14 acre gathering place for a large family or multi-family group.  Situated along Cherrystone Creek just 5 miles from the town of Cape Charles, it dates from the 1600’s when it was known at the Huntingdon Farm. Somewhere along the way, the “d” was replaced by a “t”  and hence the name Huntington. It is an ideal setting to get away from it all but still close to the great shops and restaurants in the town.

Built in the 1600’s and fully restored, it has a huge living area including a formal living room, formal dining room, a large modern kitchen and a family room with large picture windows looking out on Cherrystone Creek. The second floor sleeping areas include three bedrooms with en suite baths. Bedroom 1 has a king bed, bedroom 2 has a queen and bedroom 3 has two sets of bunk beds. There is also a sleeping/sitting room that has two day beds (twin size). 

2 – Pink Pearl-Pet Friendly – 500 Yards

Pink Pearl

Pink Pearl-Pet Friendly

Wonderful accommodations at an affordable price. Just 6 1/2 blocks to the beach, this comfortable cottage is located in the Historic town of Cape Charles. Offering 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, this home can sleep 6 comfortably. A fully equipped kitchen and laundry room add to the convenience of your stay. Walking or biking distance to the beautiful town beach, marina, shopping and restaurants. Rent a golf cart to get around town. Cape Charles is Golf cart friendly.  Back alley access for your boat or RV.
We offer concierge services and will be glad to assist you with dining reservations, golf cart, kayak and bike rentals as well as bookings for fishing and sailing charters and guided kayak tours. Feel free to call us about any of your needs.                                                        

3 – The One-Eighty – 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Beach House – 5 Miles

The One-Eighty – 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Beach House

The One-Eighty is a 2 year old beach house located in the Bay Ridge area of Sandhill with direct access to the best beach in the Cape Charles area and includes pool and tennis court access when they are approved to reopen. Check with us on pool availablity. 

This luxuriously constructed home includes 4 bedrooms, three baths and sleeps 10. There are both first and second floor decks from which to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

With multiple TVs, WiFi and an outdoor shower, this is going to be a great place for families to spend a beach vacation. The town of Cape Charles with its shops and restaurants are a ten minute drive  A special treat is an old fashioned pinball machine.

Kiptopeke State Park is 3 miles away with walking trails and fishing area. There is also an easily accessed paved bike trail nearby that will take you to the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge.

Day trips are easy from this location. Take a ride across the beautiful Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. Travel North to Chincoteague and the Atlantic Ocean.

 

4 – Pelican Watch – 1.5 Blocks to Beach, Kayak Included PET FRIENDLY – 1 Miles

ONE BLOCK TO BEACH,  BAY VIEWS, KAYAK INCLUDED

Pelican Watch – 1.5 Blocks to Beach, Kayak Included PET FRIENDLY

This is a charming 1000 sq ft vintage cottage with bay breezes. You are a 600 foot walk to the bay beach and a few blocks to the restaurants, shops, harbor, fishing pier, theater and marina. This is the quiet end of town and the yard is fenced in so pets are considered. 3 bedrooms, 1 downstairs with queen bed, 2 upstairs bedrooms, one with two twin beds and the other with one twin bed. 1 bathroom downstairs with tub/shower combo. Comfortable airy living room. Small well-equipped kitchen and separate dining room. Utility room with washer/dryer.

NEW THIS YEAR-OUTDOOR SHOWER

The steps to the second floor are on the steep side. Elderly or very small children should be monitored.

Gas grill and 2 person kayak in yard. Wifi Internet/DishTV/DVD/CD. Romantic, cozy and clean. On street parking for car and boat. Charter a fishing boat or walk to the pier and fish for free. Sunsets are spectacular down on the beach. The house is on the north end of the beach, and we love watching the seagulls and pelicans and other shore birds perching on the pilings from the old ferry dock.

5 – Pelican Nest-A Great Nest For Couples or Singles. PET FRIENDLY! – 1 Miles

Welcome to Pelican Nest!

Pelican Nest-A Great Nest For Couples or Singles. PET FRIENDLY!

Newly Renovated cottage, located 2 short blocks to the beach and nestled on a quiet lane. it is also PET FRIENDLY!

More spacious than a hotel room,  this sweet cottage has all the creature comforts of home. Living Room, Kitchen, Queen Bedroom, Full Bathroom with tub/shower combination and Stackable Washer/ Dryer. This quiet location puts you close to main street, beach access, fishing pier, restaurants, shopping, day dreaming and golf.

Leave your car at home and rent a golf cart for your stay. The town is golf cart friendly!

Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, Jamestown and Chincoteague are a hour and twenty minute drive. Virginia Beach and Norfolk are less than an hour away. Great day trips!

6 – Always Sunny – One Block To The Beach, Sleeps 10 – 1 Miles

Always Sunny – One Block To The Beach, Sleeps 10

We proudly present our newest vacation rental in Cape Charles, Always Sunny!

This professionally renovated three story charmer yields beach side luxury like you’ve never seen before! Attention has been paid to every last detail at Always Sunny, and it is sure to ‘wow’ you and your guests! Upon arriving at Always Sunny, you are greeted by a delightful southern style front porch complete with rocking chairs for relaxing in the breezy summer evenings. The first room you enter is a bright, spacious living room that features a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, plenty of seating, and that is accented by pine hardwood flooring that flows into the entirety of the interior of the home. A cased opening leads you to the dining room that features arched windows that allow sunlight to pour into the elegantly designed space. Beyond the living and dining rooms, you enter the jaw-dropping kitchen complete with quartz counter tops and back splash, all brand new high-end appliances, which include a microwave, flat cooktop, oven, washer and dryer, and gorgeously built-in refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, and wine chiller. The kitchen also features a long wooden wet bar conveniently located for easy entertaining and family gatherings. The kitchen is well-stocked with plenty of cookware, baking pans, a crockpot, a blender, a food processor, a French Press and a drip coffeemaker. The first floor of the home also presents a bedroom with a Queen bed and an en suite bath with marble tile and upgraded finishings. The second floor of the home features two bedrooms; one bedroom that features a King bed and daybed/trundle and attached balcony, and one bedroom that contains two Twin beds. A marble tiled full bath is located off the second floor hallway. The third story conveys the fourth bedroom which features a Queen bed and yet another marble tiled en suite bath. There are sound machines with white noise and alarm clocks (each with 2-USB charging ports) in all four bedrooms. Need a space for kids to play separately from the adults? There is a separate kids’ play nook on the 3rd floor with toys, books, and floor seating. Outside, Always Sunny boasts an outdoor shower, a well-landscaped fenced in side yard that is highlighted by an aged brick patio and outdoor table and seating. Enjoy outdoor grilling in the evening on the propane grill. Your family and friends will enjoy additional amenities designed to enhance your leisure and recreation, including three bikes, a corn hole set, and a karaoke machine. There are plenty of books, board games, and puzzles. For families with young children, there is a pack ’n play and a high chair. Beach towels, chairs, and toys are also provided.

All of this within a short walk to the beautiful, pristine Cape Charles Beachfront! This home is sure to be a guest favorite! Don’t miss your chance to vacation at this Always Sunny beauty!

The quaint, beach town of Cape Charles features a beautiful beach, theater, library, golf cart & bike rentals, fishing charters and a variety of restaurants & shops (even a local brewery and distillery!). It’s just 12 miles from one of the Modern Wonders of the World – The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel! The location makes it easy for day trips to Busch Gardens in Colonial Williamsburg, or Ocean Breeze Fun Park in Virginia Beach as well as Chincoteague and the the Assateague National Seashore.

Please note: Linens are provided upon your arrival. This property is NO SMOKING & NO PETS.

7 – The Mermaid – Sleeps 10 in Prime Location – 400 feet to the beach – 1 Miles

The Mermaid – Sleeps 10 in Prime Location – 400 feet to the beach

THE MERMAID is a unique setting for families and groups looking for a getaway to clear the mind and revitalize the spirit. One will find themselves a one-block walk from the sands and calming waters of the Chesapeake Bay. A friendly historic town featured in Travel & Leisure, Coastal Virginia, Southern Living magazines and The Washington Post is just a few steps away and ready to be embraced. THE MERMAID’s front porch is your front row seat for the comings and goings of Cape Charles Harbor and the beautiful sunsets of the Eastern Shore. After extensive renovations, this newly decorated beach home offers five bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and an open backyard and deck for outdoor dining, relaxation or entertainment. Casual, comfortable furnishings and décor make this home perfect for a warm, southern, relaxing atmosphere. Each room is created with simplicity, color and comfort. Open space and seating areas throughout the home will allow you to create memories using our Game Cupboard, sharing conversation, or quiet reading. THE MERMAID is ready to help you explore the magic of Cape Charles, Virginia.

 

8 – GOOD VIBES Is WHAT YOU’LL FEEL WHEN YOU STEP IN TO OUR NEWEST LISTING! – 1 Miles

Good Vibes-3 Blocks to the Beach 3 Blocks to Town

GOOD VIBES Is WHAT YOU’LL FEEL WHEN YOU STEP IN TO OUR NEWEST LISTING!

PEAK SEASON REQUIRES A WEEK’S STAY

The new owners have transformed and updated their Beach House.  Located 3 blocks to the towns white sandy beach and 4 blocks to downtown. It sits diagonally across from the 5 acre town park with a walking trail and a children’s playground.

The home is on the Historic Register of Cape Charles and offers 3 bedrooms and a SURPRISE hidden bedroom the kids will love. 2 full baths, one on each level.

An inviting open front porch and a back deck for outdoor dining is part of this home’s charm. And there is an outdoor shower for rinsing off after a day at the beach.

The kitchen has all the necessities you need to make family meals if you choose and there is an open concept feeling to the living and dining rooms so no one feels closed off.

The bedrooms are on the second floor and all quite spacious. Sleeps 8 to 10.

A spacious living room and dining room will seat eight comfortably.

9 – Family Tides – Great For Reunions and Multi-Family Gatherings – 900 Yards

Family Tides – Great For Reunions and Multi-Family Gatherings

Formerly know as the Quarter Master, Family Tides is a fully restored and renovated Victorian home dating from 1928 and one of the structures contributing to the Historic District classification of Cape Charles. Located just a short walk from the public beach and 1 block from the main street shops and eateries, Family Tides sleeps up to16 in beds. Ideal for large families or multi-family groups. It has multiple living areas that allow everyone to have some space .

There are two master bedrooms with queen beds,  each with en suite baths. Two additional bedrooms, each with two sets of bunk beds that offer double beds on the bottom and twin bedding on top. The two bunk rooms are served by a Jack and Jill bath. In addition there is a full bath on the first floor. 

A large fully equipped kitchen offers eating space in addition to the dining room. The middle of the house includes  the dining room and a large, comfortable sitting area with flat screen TV.  On either side of the entry hall are two smaller living areas, one with comfy seating and TV and the other suitable for the kids. 

When you want to enjoy the out of doors, there is a full width front porch with seating. A real gem is the fenced back yard with a large patio that has a dining table and built in benches all around. The storage shed houses several adult and childrens bikes as well as some beach equipment including beach chairs and carts for transporting gear to the beach. The outdoor storage trunks hold plenty of sand toys for the little ones.

For large groups or folks who just like a lot of space, Family Tides is one of the best options in Historic Cape Charles.

10 – Chesapeake Dream – Restored Victorian 1 Block to the Town Beach! – 1 Miles

Stately Victorian 4 homes from the beach

Chesapeake Dream – Restored Victorian 1 Block to the Town Beach!

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Recently bought and already a showpiece. The owners have furnished their home with the comfort of their guests in mind. Located a short 1 block to the beautiful Cape Charles town beach, this home offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, office, 2 dining rooms, a spacious modern kitchen with plenty of prep area, a convenient laundry room off the kitchen and both side and back doors for convenience. The second level offers 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths. The third level is a true hideaway. Great for kids and also wonderful for a parents retreat. Spacious and private with an en-suite full bath.

Sit on the covered wrap around porch in comfortable rocking chairs and enjoy people watching, catching up on a good book or a midday nap. When your rested from a hard day at the beach, walk the two blocks into town for restaurants, shopping, homemade ice cream (so good!) and watching the sun set over the Bay. We celebrate sunsets, as one is more beautiful than the next.

Cape Charles is golf cart friendly. Leave your car at the house and explore the town and Bay-Creek from your golf cart rental. From chartering a boat, to taking a guided kayak tour, horseback riding, winery tours, eco tours or antiquing , you’ll remember this vacation for years to come.

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The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center opened in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas. It is the hope of the Cape Charles Historical Society that inspiration from the richness of its past will help guide Cape Charles’ renewal and growth.

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Category:
Museum
Address:
740 Randolph Ave
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310-3308
Phone:
757-442-2821
Web Address:
http://www.smallmuseum.org/capechas.htm